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Cariblue Hotel

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Huntington Beach, California
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This review is from our trip last Nov. We stayed here based on the great value and location. It does take about 4 hours to get to Puerto Viejo from the airport in San Jose but it's well worth it. The hotel is surrounded by Jungle and located within a 10 min bike ride into town. Breakfast was good every... More 

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CARIBLUE2015, Manager at Cariblue Hotel, responded to this review

Dear friend we really appreciate your comment, is very kind your reference about our staff, of course the nature is the key word down here, and your opinion give us the strenght to keep going that way. As you say is all about location. Thanks again. Luis Soto. Administrador. More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just got back from a long weekend there. The hotel is inserted in the jungle which is always great. While being there we came across fire ants. ..to close so watch out. But also got to see the poisonous frog and one sloth!!! The place also multicultural made it better

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Everything about Cariblue was beyond expectations. Rooms were comfortable, clean, and cute. Service was excellent - staff went above and beyond to help us book excursions and get us anything we needed. Location was very convenient. We highly recommend this hotel!

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Maastricht
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

We spent only two nights in this hotel, having a great time. Rooms are perfectly integrated in the jungle atmosphere, they are not "perfect", but the amazing location is repaying you. Walking to the pool is a experience that allows you to discover several small endemic animals and if you want to see the Atlantic beach, you need only to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

We have stayed at Cariblue a couple of times. We have really enjoyed the experience. The staff are helpful, the breakfast is a great way to start the day. The pool is clean and nice. The location is close but not too close to the action. The trees are tall and gardens lush.

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Thank crystaleh
CARIBLUE2015, Manager at Cariblue Hotel, responded to this review

Dear friend we really appreciate your comment, is very kind your reference about our staff, of course the nature is the key word down here, and your opinion give us the strenght to keep going that way. As you say is all about location. Thanks again. Luis Soto. Administrador. More 

Lubbock, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Has the potential to be spectacular but it isn't. They charge for pool towels and for filling water bottles. The grounds are not well kept. The jacuzzi isn't warm. The cabins are very nice and clean but the showers are just fair. The shower head is really high so the pressure isn't good by the time it reaches the body.... More 

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CARIBLUE2015, Director de Recepción at Cariblue Hotel, responded to this review

Dear friend, we really apreciate your opinion about our hotel, the couple of details you mention are taking in consideration, every single recomendation we get are important not only for improve those things you point out but also for our general growing. Thanks again. Luis S More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

My wife and stayed at the Cariblue for one night. We'd been staying in the jungle for 3 weeks so we decided to escape to a cozy bed and some a/c relief from the heat and humidity. We chose a standard room, which was listed to have a 32" TV, Tempur-Pedic bed, free wifi and air conditioning. When we arrived... More 

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CARIBLUE2015, Manager at Cariblue Hotel, responded to this review

Dear friend, we are taking note about the diferent issues your pointed at your comment, every single recommendation you are making is very important to us. So following this line of thinking, we are trying to do our work at the better way and get the level of excelencie we want to achieve. Thanks, Luis. More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

I tried really hard to like this hotel. I am a very optimistic person in general and I could not even like this hotel slightly. This hotel is VERY run down. You can tell that they lack on a lot of maintenance in the rooms and the property as well. We spent 5 nights in Puerto Viejo and unfortunately all... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

This has been such a letdown for an experience. This hotel promises many things it doesn't deliver. There isn't free wifi in rooms because you have to sit in their lobby in order to even use it. They have a lack of wall outlets which make you unplug their phone in order to move their fridge across the entire room... More 

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CARIBLUE2015, Manager at Cariblue Hotel, responded to this review

Dear friend, we recently made some improvments on our wifi, but you are right some times the better signal you can get is at the lobby, your comment going to help us to do our work even better. Thanks again, Luis S More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

maybe one star - sure not 3 stars. the rooms are bad, the chairs from wood are triblle and there is hardly water on the shower. the small swimming pool is green instead of blue - dont go there it was a very bad expirience

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CARIBLUE2015, Manager at Cariblue Hotel, responded to this review

Dear friend we hope to have a new oportunity to offer you a better experience, of course we are taking note about yours recomendations because is the way to improve us and this kind of comments help us to work hard to be better every day. Thanks, Luis. More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
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  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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  • Wheelchair access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Your Caribbean resort in Puerto Viejo, de Limon, Costa Rica.Hotel Cariblue is the ideal place to relax and enjoy the nature, the beaches and comfort.A leader among Costa Rica hotels and resorts, we offer luxurious hardwood bungalows nestled in exotic tropical gardens between the pristine white sand beach of Playa Cocles and lush natural jungle (more info about us). Enjoy our award-winning service and our full range of amenities and facilities in a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere. A paradise is waiting for you."Cariblue Hotel” “Your Caribbean resort", is a 3 star hotel and 3 green leaves (CST), is the ideal place to enjoy your vacation, Its located just steps away from beautiful pristine white sand beach, Playa Cocles and just a mile from typical village of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca (Old Harbor), where the Afro Caribbean, Indian and all over the world cultures are mixed in harmony and peace.Cariblue has 23 private and comfortable bungalows nestled in a gorgeous tropical garden of almost 5 acres (20.000 sqm). All the bungalows feature a private balcony overlooking the resort's tropical gardens. Impressive Gourmet Restaurant "Soleluna" with a gorgeous bar and in the pool with our happy hour every day in our pool bar. Spend a lazy day by the beautiful pool area, kid's pool and relax in the Jacuzzi while enjoying one of our selection of fine tropical cocktails. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cariblue Hotel

Address: Playa Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 7304, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Price Range: $87 - $322 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cariblue Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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Also Known As:
Cariblue Hotel Puerto Viejo
Cariblue Hotel Costa Rica/Limon
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
#4 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
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